Dendrobium delacourii

Dendrobium delacouri

Dendrobium delacourii                                                                                                                                                    photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Guillaumin, Andrè
  published in       Bulletin of Museum d' Historie Naturelle  ser. 2,  30 : 522    1924
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae
  subtribe Dendrobiinae
  genus Dendrobium Swartz 1799
  chromosomes     2n = 40   
  metabolism  CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night. 
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins deciduous forests, often in full sun, in Thailand (Me Maw, Pak Chong, Ratburi, Aranya, Krabin, Pu Mano, 
    Muk Dahan), Burma, Laos, Viet Nam (Dak Lak, Tay Ninh)
  altitude  (13) 200 - 1300 m  (43) 660 - 4290 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Buon Me Thuot (Dak Lak, Viet Nam)
    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 750 m / 2475 ft) :
    Dendrobium delicatum a gr it
  photoperiod in Buon Me Thuot this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 50 m' to 11 h 10 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness      sunny
inflorescence    length 16 - 20 cm (6.4" L 8"), from the upper nodes 
  nr flowers 8 - 14, smelly
  misure single flower  3 L 3 cm  (1.2" L 1.2") - inflorescence  18 L 9 cm  (7.2" L 3.6")
  duration inflorescence60 - 70 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 - 60 days      
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